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Tangled in Fraud Probe, 100s Face Loss of Disability Checks

By Claire Galofaro | Jan 4
The government has good reason to ferret out disability fraud. Burgeoning claims have pushed the disability fund to the brink of insolvency. But "fraud" isn't always the right word to describe what's happening.

What 2017 May Mean for Your Personal Finances

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Jan 1
It's been a tumultuous 2016 - both financially and politically. The year may have left some people wondering, what's next? And, how will it affect me?

How A Fed Interest Rate Hike Could Impact You

Dec 19
The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interests rates for the first time in a year. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger explains how this may impact your wallet.

How to Tell if a Roth 401(k) is For You

By Arielle O'Shea | Nov 26
A 401(k) is already one of the best ways to save for retirement, but many plan sponsors now offer one step better: a Roth 401(k).

Great Credit Is a Powerful Tool

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Nov 11
You can leverage great scores into great deals - on loans, credit cards, insurance premiums and cell phone plans. Bad scores can hammer you into missing out or paying more.

$4 a Month? Social Security Recipients to Get Tiny Increase

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Oct 20
Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises.

Nearly Half of Young Adults Lack Retirement Savings, Pension

By Stan Choe | Oct 16
Young Americans with even just $1 saved for retirement are ahead of the pack: Forty-eight percent of all Americans aged 18 to 30 have zero in retirement savings and no access to a traditional pension.

Why Your Bank May Not Be Giving You the Best Mortgage Rate

By Hal Bundrick | Oct 15
Mortgage rates are near all-time lows, and it might be hard to imagine them going even lower. And yet, some loan experts say, many banks aren't giving borrowers the lowest rates they deserve.

Use Price Matching to Avoid Leaving Money on the Table

By Courtney Jespersen | Oct 8
Even though price matching works, less than 10 percent of consumers do it, according to Sucharita Mulpuru, chief retail strategist for annual commerce industry convention Shoptalk.

Treat Your Marriage Like a Business

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet Columnist | Sep 22
My artist husband likes to say that if I were in charge of our spending, we'd be sitting on milk crates instead of furniture and that if he were in charge, we'd have no retirement accounts.

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